1. Teachers could go back to work tomorrow.
Leaders of the #RedForEd movement told teachers to go back to work Thursday, as long as lawmakers approve a budget that will give teachers a bump in pay. That could happen today.
Organizers of Arizona Educators United say this doesn't mean the fight is over. Although Gov. Doug Ducey has agreed to give teachers a raise of about 9 percent in the coming school year and 5 percent increase in the next two years, #RedForEd organizers say that's not enough and are encouraging people to continue supporting the movement, including a ballot initiative to raise $690 million each year for education through an extra charge to Arizonans who make the most money.
For more on the budget and other #RedForEd agenda items, check out this story.
2. Some schools are already open.
Vail School District reopened Tuesday. Sahuarita Unified School District reopened for today and plans to have half-day throughout the week. Tanque Verde Unified School District also planned half-days today and tomorrow.
3. Many plan to open tomorrow.
Catalina Foothills School District, Amphitheater Public Schools, Marana Unified School District, Flowing Wells Unified School District plan to open Thursday.
4. TUSD is waiting until the walkout ends.
Tucson Unified School District's governing board voted last night to remain closed until the walkout ends.
"The superintendent will work with principals and employee groups to determine when the district has sufficient staff to safely reopen schools," the district posted on Facebook.
5. Districts are reworking their calendars.
Most of the districts say they're evaluating the number of days missed and how they can adjust the school calendar to make that time up. Most hope not to add additional days.
Marana Unified promises that graduations, AP exams and senior finals will continue as scheduled.
Amphitheater Public Schools says it plans to extend "existing school days by a number of minutes each day, as well as cancel all scheduled early out days on Tuesdays."
Catalina Foothills Unified says it has "sufficient hours without jeopardizing our state funding for the year. Therefore, the school year for students will not extend beyond the last day of school on Wednesday, May 23."
Tanque Verde Unified does not anticipate extending the school year beyond Memorial Day, but says added days will be considered opportunities for "additional learning" and won't affect grades.
We will continue to update this story as we learn more.